What You Need:
- Large cardboard box
- Sidewalk chalk, markers, or dark crayons
What You Do:
- Flatten the boxes. An adult may want to cut or trim the boxes to an appropriate size or shape to fit the indoor space being used.
- Have your child draw the hopscotch board using the chalk, markers, or crayons. Concentrate on the lines and shapes (squares). Ask him to name the shapes he makes to you. If you are using sidewalk chalk take extra caution when it comes to dust and mess. Also remember that the chalk may wipe off onto clothing or skin. If this is a concern try using large crayons instead.
- Ask your child to help draw numbers in the squares. If he is not ready to write numbers alone, try lightly drawing the numbers first and then encourage him to trace over them.
- You are now ready to play! Your child can throw the beanbag (starting at the number one) and hop his way through counting as he goes along.
Try variations of this indoor hopscotch activity for an added treat. Instead of numbers, ask your child to write letters (starting at ‘A’) for an alphabet themed hopscotch board. Other options may include animals, vehicles, or colors.